Whelan in contention for Stoke game

Stoke trio Glenn Whelan, Ricardo Fuller and Danny Higginbotham could come into contention for the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa tomorrow.

Stoke trio Glenn Whelan, Ricardo Fuller and Danny Higginbotham could come into contention for the Barclays Premier League match against Aston Villa tomorrow.

In addition to a back problem Fuller has a touch of flu while Whelan (hamstring) and Higginbotham (back) are also having treatment for injuries.

Manager Tony Pulis will make a late decision on all three players. He is already without Ryan Shawcross through suspension while Salif Diao has a calf strain.

Provisional squad: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Whitehead, Abdoulaye Faye, Huth, Collins, Lawrence, Pugh, Whelan, Tuncay, Delap, Etherington, Sidibe, Fuller, Kitson, Higginbotham, Simonsen, Beattie, Davies, Amdy Faye.

More in this section

Sport Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox